State Laws and Legislation

Connecticut Marriage/Relationship Recognition Law

Licenses marriages for same-sex couples? Yes.

Honors marriages of same-sex couples from other jurisdictions? Yes

Any form of statewide relationship recognition for same-sex couples? Yes
On October 10, 2008, the Connecticut Supreme Court ruled that the state constitution provides gay and lesbian couples with the equal right to marry, making Connecticut the third state to recognize marriage equality. The court ruled that the previously existing civil union law created a “separate and unequal relationship”.

Updated: Sun, April 05, 2009 - 11:00:29